Rove: Obama Is Arrogant

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Rove

And this guy would know since he was key in creating one of the most arrogant and secretive administrations since Nixon.

From ABC:

ABC News’ Christianne Klein reports that at a breakfast with Republican insiders at the Capitol Hill Club this morning, former White House senior aide Karl Rove referred to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, as “coolly arrogant.”

“Even if you never met him, you know this guy,” Rove said, per Christianne Klein. “He’s the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by.”

Jake Tapper weighs in with the the obvious counterpoint…

Who, pray tell, is Rove at this country club? The guy telling funny stories near the band? The charming president of the club’s philanthropic arm? The brainy guy with all the sports scores?

Or the guy who vandalizes your car and blames it on the kitchen staff?

Long story short, Obama certainly isn’t the most folksy character to step on the national stage, but Rove has absolutely no room throwing the “arrogant” label around.

Pot, meet kettle…


This entry was posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2008 and is filed under Barack, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Rove. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

8 Responses to “Rove: Obama Is Arrogant”

  1. Schmedlap Says:

    He wanted to say “uppity” but did not want to sound racist.

  2. TheMiddle Says:

    “Even if you never met him, you know this guy,” Rove said, per Christianne Klein. “He’s the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by.”

    Hold on, I’ve heard of somebody like that in a movie. What was his name? OH I’VE GOT IT. It was James Bond.

    And who said he was short on national security credentials. :-P

  3. CP Says:

    It’s kind of hard not to sound arrogant when you have to get up in front of everyone for a year and a half and talk about how you are the best person for the office of President of the United State, and how you’re ideas are better suited to be the President of the United States than other people’s ideas… isn’t it?

  4. Jimmy the Dhimmi Says:

    lol. good point CP.

  5. TheMiddle Says:

    CP, you hit the nail on the head, and Obama touched on this notion in his book, “The Audacity of Hope.” In the third chapter, “Politics,” he address why so many politicians eventually come out seeming like such crude figures, despite often being very likable, intelligent, well-thought, and honest people. And then goes on to try and explain how he eventually found himself trying to find those negative traits in himself.

    “One place to start my inquiry was to understand the nature of ambition, for in this regard at least, senators are different. Few people end up being United States senators by accident; at a minimum it requires a certain megalomania, a belief that of all the gifted people in your state, you are somehow uniquely qualified to speak on their behalf; a belief sufficiently strong that you are willing to endure the sometimes uplifting, occasionally harrowing, but always slightly ridiculous process we call campaigns.”

    And in this area, both you CP, and the senator from Illinois, have hit the mark. It should hardly strike us as surprising when any of our elected officials come across, to any extent, as arrogant. And if it requires megalomania to acquire a seat in the senate, then outright arrogance ought to be a somewhat forgivable offense as long as it doesn’t manifest itself in such a way that it prohibits the smooth running of government affairs.

    This holds true with top-end athletes. To compete at the highest level in any affair, requires a person to have some sort of highly developed sense of self-worth; typically vastly inflated. And if I can not only forgive, but completely condone that from an athlete, than I ought to extent that same privilege to others.

  6. krabbie Says:

    What country club???????? Barack put himself thru college/universtiy. Then paid off his student loans. All this with no finacial help from his family that I have heard of. He is not of country club stock like Rove, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc etc of this despicable administration. He will work to fix this nation from the destruction that the current administration has put is and will do it with style!!!!

  7. krabbie Says:

    “Long story short, Obama certainly isn’t the most folksy character to step on the national stage, but Rove has absolutely no room throwing the “arrogant” label around.

    Pot, meet kettle…”

    I hope you mean that Rove is a Kettle very black with disgrace and has nothing to do with Obama.
    Or what was the ending of the “Pot, meet kettle…” ?????????????????

  8. J.C. Says:

    Agreed, ‘arrogant’ is just code for ‘uppity’.
    If you disagree with this then surely you agree that ‘confused’ is NOT code for ‘too old’.

Leave a Reply


NOTE TO COMMENTERS:


You must ALWAYS fill in the two word CAPTCHA below to submit a comment. And if this is your first time commenting on Donklephant, it will be held in a moderation queue for approval. Please don't resubmit the same comment a couple times. We'll get around to moderating it soon enough.


Also, sometimes even if you've commented before, it may still get placed in a moderation queue and/or sent to the spam folder. If it's just in moderation queue, it'll be published, but it may be deleted if it lands in the spam folder. My apologies if this happens but there are some keywords that push it into the spam folder.


One last note, we will not tolerate comments that disparage people based on age, sex, handicap, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry. We reserve the right to delete these comments and ban the people who make them from ever commenting here again.


Thanks for understanding and have a pleasurable commenting experience.


Related Posts: